West Virginia Supreme Court justices had differing opinions as to how long an attorney should be suspended for a criminal contempt conviction after she allegedly lied to a circuit court judge about treatment center availability for a client in lieu of a prison sentence.
Leah Perry Macia, an assistant public defender at the Kanawha County Public Defender’s Office in Charleston, West Virginia, was suspended for 90 days for a criminal contempt conviction, according to the majority opinion filed Friday.
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